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Amur Leopard

by Chloe


Amur Leopards
By : Chloe Wu
Amur Leopards
Did you know that there are only about 100 amur leopards left around the world?  The amur leopard is one of the rarest leopard species! Unfortunately their species is shrinking due to poaching and habitat loss. I hope you keep reading to learn more about them!
How They Look

Have you ever heard of a amur leopard? But Have you ever seen one?

The amur leopards body is about 42-54 inches long and have a 32-35 inch tail! The average weight for male amur leopards are 71-106 pounds and 55-94 pounds for female. During the winter the amur leopard’s coat can reach up 7.5 cm long to keep warm! According to the website the leopards coat during the winter can varies colors from fairly light yellow to dense yellowish- red with golden tinge, or a rusty- reddish-yellow. During the summer their coats are much brighter and more vivid coloration patterns. Amur leopards normally mature at the age of 2-3 year old and it’s average lifespan is 10-15 years.
Females first breed is normally at an age of 3-4 year. After a gestation period of around 12 weeks (about three months) cubs are born in litters of 1-4 individuals, with average litter size of just over 2.

As their hunting they silently watch their prey than ambush them using a burst of energy reaching speeds up to 25 miles per hour.
7.5 cm thick fur.
Rounded Rectangle
About a 3 foot tail.
Rounded Rectangle
( tiny hook in their mouth)
Rounded Rectangle
Where Do They Live?
Have you ever thought about where the rarest type of leopard lives?

The amur leopard live between Russia, China, and possibly North Korea across the tumen river, Despite a high and long wired fence marking the boundary. Amur leopards are also found in the Amur-Heilong, declared as one of the most biologically diverse area in the world that provides habitat to the animals of the vast steppe grasslands, boreal forest, subtropical and tropical biomes.
The amur leopard is a leopard that adapts well to the cold climate due to where they live and the heavy snowfall of the region. The association of the leopard with mountainous area. Also snow-free south facing rocky slopes in the winter. The habitat is also classified as temperate, and mixed forest which are temperate forest.

If a female and a male mate, they find a den to provide a safe space to gave birth and raise their cubs.

Amur leopards used to be found in South Korea but it became extinct there in the end of 1960s. There still might be a few amur leopards living between the South Korea and the North Korea border.